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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

West Bengal

3 arrested for alleged gang-rape, murder in Bengal

The post mortem report of an alleged gang-rape of a 32-year-old woman in East Midnapore has revealed that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body, according to TV reports.

Tea owners running ‘closed’ gardens at Rs. 35-a-day wage in Bengal

At least 100 people died of malnutrition at the six locked out tea gardens in the area since January this year. Although one of the gardens — Raipur Tea Estate where five people died of hunger in June — has reopened, the fate of the other five, with 4,000 workers, is still uncertain.

Several hurt in clashes between BJP, TMC supporters in West Bengal

TMC supporters attacked and set ablaze the houses of seven BJP supporters in Arambagh of Hooghly district in West Bengal on Sunday night, marking yet another incident in the series of clashes between the ruling party and the BJP. Several people were injured in the clashes.

Hilsa the bait for BJP to increase public contact in Bengal

Desperate to get a foothold in Bengal before the 2016 assembly polls, the BJP would be organising a 'Hilsa festival' to bank in on the fish's popularity in the state for greater public contact.

Where else but Kolkata! A hospital for fish to come up in Bengal capital

A hospital with water tanks and aquariums instead of beds — Kolkata is set to have its own fish hospital by mid-2015. The Rs. 1.75-crore project is being funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, under the Union ministry of agriculture.

Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial Hall pulls two Dali etchings out of oblivion

Victoria Memorial Hall authorities have brought out two artworks by Salvador Dali, one of the most discussed painters of the 20th century, from their archives, adding a zing to the artscape of Kolkata that will be difficult for any other Indian city to match.

Kolkata losing pride, trams rumbling into history

Once upon a time, trams enhanced the beauty of Kolkata, however, sooner they are going to be rumbled into history books due to growing transportation needs of the fastest growing population.

Bengal govt appeals against HC order on Tapas Pal

West Bengal government on Wednesday moved an appeal before a division bench of Calcutta HC challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it.

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

Encephalitis toll in seven north Bengal districts rose to 102 on Tuesday since January with five more deaths reported since last Sunday. In the last two days, 42 people have lost their lives in the disease in the seven north Bengal districts.

Five more infants die in WB hospital, toll touches 12

Five more infants died on Sunday in Malda district of West Bengal due to asphyxia and malnutrition taking the death toll to 12.

9 people die in lightning strike on Howrah temple

Nine persons were killed and  five others injured on Thursday when lightning struck a temple where they were taking shelter during rain at Shyampur in Howrah district, police said.

Football team of 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand heading for US tournament

At a time when the entire world is glued to television sets to watch the World Cup, 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand's hinterland are busy sweating it out in the fields to hone their own dribbling and passing skills for the biggest tournament of their lives.

Murdered Bengal student's family seeks CBI probe

The family of the college student, who was killed and chopped into pieces for allegedly protesting anti-social activities in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district, Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his death, as one person was arrested but the prime suspect remained untraced.

Somnath Chatterjee suffers mild cerebral stroke

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has been admitted to a private hospital here after suffering a mild cerebral stroke.

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigns

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigned on Monday capping speculation for the past few days on whether he would step down following the centre's hint in the second week of June that the new dispensation wants several governors to step down.

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